Release Date: Oct 30, 2015
Record label: Cooking Vinyl
A 60s brown sound from the Sheffield politico, Noel says. “I may have shit in my smoking jacket,” Noel Gallagher said of hearing Reverend And The Makers’ fifth album Mirrors, comparing it to “the great concept albums of the 60s”..
There are few bands around who have been written off more times than Reverend And The Makers. After making their breakthrough with UK Top 10 single Heavyweight Champion Of The World and coming to prominence at a time when Arctic Monkeys put the Sheffield scene on the map, the band appeared to be cast aside by many critics upon the release of their second album, A French Kiss In The Chaos. But appropriately, considering the title of their most well-known single, Jon McClure and co refused to go down without a fight.
The way Jon McClure tells it, it took a realisation that no one really gave a monkey’s about [a]Reverend & The Makers[/a]’ music – particularly inside the M25 – to persuade him and bandmate Ed Cosens to do whatever the hell they liked. Packing up the tunes they’d assembled in Sheffield, the band popped over to Jamaica and (presumably with the odd herbal hindrance along the way) made the best album of their career. That’s right, the Makers aren’t done yet.Fifth time lucky, as no one but an inveterate, deluded trier says.